WMA Achieves Huge Growth in Move to BED Airport

posted on 29th January 2020 by Eddie Saunders
WMA Achieves Huge Growth in Move to BED Airport

Waltzing Matilda Aviation LLC (WMA) is celebrating its first full year of operations at Hanscom Field/Bedford Airport, Boston’s primary corporate jet airport, having re-located its base operations there in December 2018.  With its fleet of Cessna Citation Bravo and Excel aircraft, WMA is now the largest light jet charter operator based at Hanscom/Bedford Airport. 

Moving to Boston’s primary corporate aviation airport has resulted in many benefits:

  1. WMA now operates out of the Signature Flight Support FBO, which is part of the world’s largest FBO chain. Signature prides itself on superior facilities and service offerings
  2. There are significant reductions in weather related disruptions due to Bedford’s ample runways and associated instrument (inclement weather) approaches
  3. Bedford has one of the most efficient and responsive snow removal capabilities of any airport in the Boston region
  4. Lower cost to Boston based customers as no expensive repositioning costs
  5. Faster departures with more efficient integration into the Boston area airspace
  6. With its CBP facilities, Bedford is an international port of entry into the US alleviating the need for unnecessary stops prior to returning into Bedford
  7. Being a designated gateway airport for flights into Washington DC’s DCA Airport, WMA plans to soon offer direct jet charter flights to DCA

John Thomas, CEO, WMA saidThese benefits, along with the appointment of a full time Director of Sales has resulted in WMA more than doubling its annual charter revenues in 2019.  WMA is now regarded as the ‘go to’ operator for light jet charter aircraft at Hanscom/Bedford Airport.  We are also very pleased to have attracted a wide range of new clients including Boston professional athletes, leading academics as well as broadening our network of corporate and private equity clients.”